Methadone is a drug utilized for the treatment of opiate dependency and addiction. A person who wants to stop taking prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Morristown where they take it daily to avoid withdrawal symptoms, avoid cravings and essentially substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who start methadone maintenance treatment stay on the drug for decades, because withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, similar to heroin. However, it remains in the body longer which is why detoxing from it can be so painful and last such a long time. And considering methadone can stay in the body for so long, users may not even begin feeling the effects of withdrawal for a day or two when they stop taking it. Methadone withdrawal is like that of other opiates, and feels similar to a severe flu and can include chills, fever, nausea and vomiting, profuse sweating stomach cramping, muscle and bone aches and pain, extreme insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a detox facility that accepts patients withdrawing from the drug. Some centers provide a medication assisted detox while others help the individual detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs offering this service near Morristown, AZ